Voting for Samajwadi means helping BJP win elections in UP: Mayawati

Mayawati alleged that ever since it came to power, "goonda, mafia , corrupt and communal elements are ruling the roost and jungleraj is prevailing" in UP

By: PTI | Lucknow | Updated: November 19, 2016 6:42 pm
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BSP president Mayawati Friday cautioned Muslims in Uttar Pradesh that their interests were not safe with the Samajwadi Party, which is mired in family feud, and voting for it will mean strengthening the BJP.

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“The ‘sarv samaj’ including the Muslims should understand that their interests were not safe in Samajwadi Party…. Voting for SP which today stands divided into two factions means strengthening BJP and helping it win elections,” Mayawati said in a statement.

The BSP supremo has been reaching out to Muslims in a big way, especially as the public feud between Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal Yadav threatened to drive away loyal voters of Samajwadi Party in the poll-bound state.

Attacking the Samajwadi Party, Mayawati alleged that ever since it came to power, “goonda, mafia , corrupt and communal elements are ruling the roost and jungleraj is prevailing” in Uttar Pradesh. The BSP chief said that the ongoing tussle in the Samajwadi Party family has further harmed the law and order situation.

Mayawati also lashed out at Akhilesh for making “lofty claims” and launching schemes such as Dial-100 and asked him to desist from making any further announcements, “the benefit of which he will not be able to extend to the people”. Dial-100 is aimed at reducing the police emergency response time.

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  1. I
    Nov 20, 2016 at 4:58 am
    1. A
      Nov 19, 2016 at 1:34 pm
      It seems Maywat ji has no plan for development of UP but talks only Manuvad,play votes Bank politics, Dalit and Minority cards.That is why her Party could not get single seat in Lok Sabha. By seeing mood of public in Public voters may votes either SP or BJP and Not BSP Therefore it advised Maywatiji to more realistic in her approach towards voters and have some plan to all and not for Dalit or Minority.
      1. N
        Nov 19, 2016 at 1:50 pm
        SP will say the same against BSP.
        1. R
          Nov 20, 2016 at 3:10 pm
          BSP had good law and order maintain in UP and definitely will win UP elections with absolute majority.
          1. R
            Nov 19, 2016 at 2:57 pm
            Voting for any regional Party helping BJP win elections in UP. So vote a single National Party in UP. Only Two National Parties are in the fray !
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